The Early Report for October 24, 2004: Part One

This first section of The Early Report will give detailed coverage of all films scheduled to be released in the upcoming four weeks, including screen counts, running times and ratings.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Home of the Brave

Logline: Documents the life of Viola Gregg Liuzzo, the only white woman murdered in the civil rights movement in America

Director: Paola di Florio

Distributor: Emerging Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Emerging Cinemas in New York City on October 27

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 75 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Expanding today

DiG!: Opens at Landmark’s Magonlia Theater in Dallas and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut: Opens at the Bridge Cinema de Lux in Philadelphia

Friday, October 29, 2004

Birth

Logline: A woman becomes convinced that a ten year old boy is the reincarnation of her dead husband

Featuring: Cameron Bright, Danny Huston, Nicole Kidman, Peter Stormare

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Writers: Milo Addica, Jonathan Glazer and Jean-Claude Carriere

Distributor: Fine Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 500 plus locations on October 29

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Enduring Love

Logline: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident

Featuring: Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans, Susan Lynch, Samantha Morton, Bill Nighy, Corin Redgrave

Director: Roger Michell

Writer: Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Ian McEwan

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: Five locations in Los Angeles and New York City on October 29

MPAA Rating: R for language, some violence and a disturbing image

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

It’s All About Love

Logline: In the near-future, a recently divorced couple attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse

Featuring: Claire Danes, Joaquin Phoenix, Sean Penn

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Writers: Mogens Rukov and Thomas Vinterberg

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles on October 29

MPAA Rating: R for a scene of strong violence, some language and sexuality

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Malevolence

Logline: A group of bank robbers on the run from the law hide out in an abandoned house on the outskirts of town, unaware it is next door to the home of a family of serial killers

Featuring: Samantha Dark, Richard Glover, R. Brandon Johnson, Mia Lotringer, Heather Magee

Director: Stevan Mena

Writer: Stevan Mena

Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City on October 29

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and some language

Running Time: 95 minutes minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Ray

Logline: The life of Ray Charles

Featuring: Curtis Armstrong, Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington

Director: Taylor Hackford

Writers: Taylor Hackford and James L. White

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations on October 29

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements

Running Time: 152 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Saw

Logline: A young man awakens to find himself chained to a rusty pipe inside a decrepit subterranean chamber, with another man chained to the opposite side of the room and a dead man lying in a pool of blood between them, holding a .38 in his hand. Neither man knows why he has been abducted, but instructions left on a microcassette, order one man to kill Adam within eight hours, or both men will die, as well as his wife and daughter

Featuring: Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Monica Potter, Leigh Whannell

Director: James Wan

Writer: Leigh Whannell, story by James Wan and Leigh Whannell

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations on October 29

MPAA Rating: R for strong grisly violence and language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

A Silent Love

Logline: A Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride through the Internet, but even with their good intentions, the pair are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony

Featuring: Vanessa Bauche, Noël Burton, Maka Kotto, Regina Orozco, Susana Salazar

Director: Federico Hidalgo

Writers: Federico Hidalgo and Paulina Robles

Distributor: Atopia

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 29

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Being Julia: Opens at the Ballston Commons 12 and Shirlington 7 Theatres in Arlington VA, the Bala Theatres in Bala Cynwyd PA, Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinemas in Bethesda MD, the 600 North Michigan 9 and Landmark’s Century Center Cinemas in Chigago, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, the Cape Cinema Theatre in Dennis MA, Landmark’s Esquire Twin in Denver, the Cinearts 6 in Evanston IL, the Cinema Arts Theatre 6 and Fairfax 10 Cinemas in Fairfax VA, the Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine TX, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Highland Park IL, the Angelike Film Center, Landmark’s Greenway Theatre, Marq*E Stadium 23 Cinemas and the Studio 30 Cinemas in Houston, the City Park 20 in Lincolnshire IL, the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia, the Angelika Film Center in Plano TX, the Ritz Sixteen in Voorhees NJ and the Gallery Place Stadium 14 in Washington DC

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi: Opens at Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Broadway: The Golden Age: Opens at the Tropic Thearte in Key West, the Palms Casino 14 in Las Vegas, Landmark’s Edina Theatre in Minneapolis, the Screen Theatre in Santa Fe, the Loft Theatre in Tucson and the Circle Theatre in Tulsa OK

The Brown Bunny: Opens at Glenwood Arts Theatre in Overland Park KS

Bukowski: Born Into This: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Key Cinema in Indianapolis

The Corporation: Opens at the Bijou Cinema in Chattanooga and the Rutland Plaza Movieplex in Rutland VT

DiG!: Opens at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut: Opens at the Athena Cinemas in Athens OH, the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham WA, the Carlisle Theatre in Carlisle PA, the Cape Cinema in Dennis MA, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center in Fort Wayne IN, the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville FL, the University Plaza Theatre in Kent OH, the Campus Cinemas in Stevens Point WI and the Bijou Cinema in Worcester MA

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones: Opens at Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Bijou at the Crossroad Cinemas in San Antonio and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Goodbye, Dragon Inn: Opens at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge MA

The Manson Family: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin, Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge MA, Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster: Opens at the Red Vic Theatre in San Francisco

P.S.: Opens at the Hyatt 3 Theatres in Burlingame CA, the Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose and the Century 5 Theatre in Pleasant Hill CA

Primer: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre in Atlanta, the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill NC, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Gateway Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale, the Keystone Twin Cinemas in Indianapolis, the University Town Center in Irvine, the Hilldale Twin in Madison WI, the Studio on the Square Cinemas in Memphis, the South Beach 18 in Miami, Laemmle’s One Colorado Cinemas in Pasadena, the Squirrel Hill Theatre in Pittsburgh, the Fox Tower 10 in Portland, the Colony Twin in Raleigh, the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, the Valley Art Theater in Tempe, the Catalina 6 in Tucson and the Southroads Cinemas in Tulsa OK

Proteus: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Red Lights: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Chelsea Cinema in Chapel Hill NC, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland, the Fox 10 Theatres in Portland OR, the Westhampton Theater in Richmond VA and the Bijou at the Crossroads Cinemas in San Antonio

Reconstruction: Opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago

Saints and Soldiers: Opens at the Stadium East 12 in Brea CA, the Canyon Country 10 in Canyon Country CA, the Foothill Center 22 in Foothill Ranch CA, the Long Beach 26 in Long Beach CA, the Ontario Palace 22 in Ontario CA, the Stadium 25 in Orange CA, the Jurupa Valley Stadium 14 in Riverside CA, the Avenue 13 in Rolling Hills Estate CA, the Simi Valley Plaza 10 in Simi Valley CA, the Park 16 in Tucson and the West Covina 18 in West Covina CA

Seducing Dr. Lewis: Opens at the Carolina Theatre in Durham NC, the Honokaa Peoples Theater in Honokaa HI, the Tropic Theatre in Key West, the Colony Twin @ Colony Center Cinemas in Raleigh NC, the Tower Theatre in Sacramento and the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL

Silver City: Opens at the Pickford Cinema in Bellingham WA, the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NH and the Images Cinema in Williamstown MA

Stella Street: Opens at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles

Tarnation: Opens at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Osio Cinemas in Monterey, the NewArt Cinema in Provincetown CA and Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego

Therese: Opens at the Bay Park Cinemas in Ashwaubenon WI and the Cinema World 16 in Melbourne FL

Tying the Knot: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver

What the Bleep Do We Know?: Opens at the Stadium 16 in Evansville IN, the ShowPlace 16 in Schererville IN, the ShowPlace 16 in South Bend and the Honey Creek 8 in Terre Haute IN

Yes Nurse, No Nurse: Opens at the Sunrise Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

Friday, November 5, 2004

Alfie

Logline: A playboy finds his exploits have led him to the girl of his dreams

Featuring: Omar Epps, Jane Krakowski, Jude Law, Nia Long, Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei

Director: Charles Shyer

Writers: Elaine Pope and Charles Shyer, based on the stage play and screenplay for the 1966 movie by Bill Naughton

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on November 5

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, some language and drug use

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Brother to Brother

Logline:A young Black gay artist discovers the hidden legacies of the gay and lesbian subculture within the Harlem Renaissance

Featuring: Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson

Director: Rodney Evans

Writer: Rodney Evans

Distributor: Wolfe Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on November 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Bear Cub

Logline: A gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends takes in his nine-year-old nephew for a couple weeks. In Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring: David Castillo, Empar Ferrer, Elvira Lindo, José Luis García Pérez

Director: Luis Miguel Albaladejo

Writers: Luis Miguel Albaladejo and Salvador García Ruiz

Distributor: TLA Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City on November 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Callas Forever

Logline: A famous opera star comes out of reclusive retirement to film a movie, only to confront painful memories of her past love affairs and the fact that can no longer pretend to have the voice she once had

Featuring: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Writers: Martin Sherman and Franco Zeffirelli, based on an idea by Zeffirelli

Distributor: Regent Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City and the Regent Showcase Theatre in Los Angeles on November 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Fade to Black

Logline: Documentary about the life of rap star Jay-Z, centered around a Madison Square Garden concert just after the release of his final album

Directors: Pat Paulson and Michael John Warren

Distributor: Paramount Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: 150 locations in major markets on November 5

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual lyrics

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Incredibles

Logline: A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world

Featuring the voices of: Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Craig T. Nelson, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn

Director: Brad Bird

Writer: Brad Bird

Distributor: Pixar/Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3750 plus locations release on November 5

MPAA Rating: PG for action violence

Running Time: 115 minutes, plus 5 minute short subject “Boundin'”

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

On the Waterfront

Logline: 50th anniversary re-release of the 1954 Best Picture winner, about an ex-boxer who gets mixed up in corruption and murder in a Hoboken longshoreman’s union thanks to his brother, a mob mouthpiece

Featuring: Marlon Brando, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Eva-Marie Saint, Rod Steiger

Director: Elia Kazan

Writer: Budd Schulberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles by Malcolm Johnson

Distributor: Sony Repetory

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on November 5

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 108 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.33:1)

Sound Format: Mono Sound

This Girl’s Life

Logline: A porn actress tries to get out the business, while looking after her ill father

Featuring: Rosario Dawson, Juliette Marquis, Kip Pardue, Michael Rapaport, James Woods

Director: Ash

Writers: Ash

Distributor: Miracle Mile Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on November 5

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality including graphic dialogue, nudity, violence, language and brief drug use

Running Time: 106 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Being Julia: Opens at the Isis Theatre in Aspen CO, the Tara Cinemas in Atlanta, the Bantam Cinema in Bantam CT, the Montgomery Cinemas in Belle Meade NJ, the Bethel Cinemas in Bethel CT, the Roberts Chatham Theatre in Chatham NJ, the Cranford Twin in Cranford NJ, Landmark’s Maple Art Cinemas in Detroit, the Greenwich Twin in Greenwich CT, the Cinema City Four in Hartford CT, the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens NY, the Malverne Cinemas in Malverne NY, the Manhasset Triplex in Manhasset NY, Landmark’s Edina Cinema in Minneapolis, the Clairidge Triplex in Montclair NJ, the Garden Cinema in Norwalk CT, the Showcase Cinemas Eight in Orange CT, the Stadium 25 Cinemas in Orange CA, the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs CA, the Fox 10 Theatres in Portland OR, the River 12 Cinemas in Rancho Mirage CA, the Red Bank Arts Cinemas in Red Bank NY, the Avenues 13 Cinemas in Rolling Hills Estates CA, the Majestic 6 in Stamford CT, Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinema in St. Louis, the Downtown 10 Cinemas in Ventura CA and the Holiday Cinemas 10 in Waterbury CT

Bright Leaves: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Broadway: The Golden Age: Opens at the Cinema 21 in Portland

The Brown Bunny: Opens at Cinema Arts Center in Huntington NY

Cowboys and Angels: Opens at the Gateways Cinemas in Fort Lauderdale

DiG!: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema in Detroit, the Arbor at Great Hills Theatre in Austin and Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas and the Cinestudio Theatre in Hartford

Go Further: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

The Manson Family: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis

P.S.: Opens at the Rancho Niguel 8 Cinemas in Laguna Niguel CA, the Stadium 25 Theatres in Orange CA, the Paseo Stadium 14 in Pasadena CA, the Easport 16 Cinemas in Portland OR, the Century at the River Cinemas in Rancho Mirage CA, the Stadium 16 Cinemas in Sherman Oaks, the Downtown 10 Cinemas in Ventura CA and the West Newton Cinemas in West Newton MA

Postmen in the Mountains: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Primer: Opens at the Downtown 14 in Albuquerque, the Real Art Ways Theatre in Hartford CT, the Suncoast 16 in Las Vegas, Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee, the Quail Springs 24 in Oklahoma City, the Little Theater in Rochester NY, the Palm Theater in San Luis Obispo, the Miracle 5 in Tallahassee, the Southroads Theatre in Tulsa OK and the Images Theatre in Williamstown MA

Red Lights: Opens at the Drexel East Theater in Columbus OH

Saints and Soldiers: Opens at the Esquire Theatre in Chicago, the Carmike 16 Theater in El Paso, the Streets of Woodfield Cinemas in Schaumburg IL, the Gardens Theatre in Skokie IL and the Woodridge 18 in Woodridge IL

Seducing Dr. Lewis: Opens at the Staller Center for the Arts in Potsdam NY

Spin: Opens at the Copley Place Cinemas in Boston and Landmark’s Embassy Cinema in Waltham MA

Tarnation: Opens at the Belcourt Theater in Hashville and the Cinema 21 in Portland

What the Bleep Do We Know?: Opens at the ShowPlace East 11 in Bloomington IN, the University 8 in Carbondale IL, the Market Street Cinema in Little Rock, the Cine El Rey in McAllen TX, the Colonial Village 5 in Rockford IL, the Parkway Pointe 8 in Springfield IL and the Rivertree Court Theatre in Vernon Hills IL

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Overnight

Logline: Documents the quick rise and even quicker fall of Troy Duffy, a bartender who sold his script to “The Boondock Saints” to Miramax for him to direct, only to find the film abandoned by the distributor after the film was completed

Director: Mark Brian Smith

Distributor: THINKFilm

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 10

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

The Polar Express

Logline: A boy who maintains his belief in Santa Claus despite the teasing of his more cynical friends is rewarded one Christmas Eve when a steam train appears in front of his house and carries him and his disbelieving friends off to the North Pole

Featuring: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Peter Scolari

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: William Broyles Jr. and Malia Scotch Marmo, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3500 plus locations release (including 75 IMAX 2D and 3D locations) on November 10

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 90 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

The Brown Bunny: Opens at Magic Theatre in Nevada City CA

DiG!: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester

Friday, November 12, 2004

After The Sunset

Logline: A pair of master thieves, escaping to a tropical paradise to enjoy the spoils of their labor, find an FBI agent after them, convinced the pair are actually plotting to pull off a million-dollar theft from a nearby diamond cruise

Featuring: Pierce Brosnan, Don Cheadle, Woody Harrelson, Salma Hayek,

Director: Brett Ratner

Writers: Paul Zbyszewski and Craig Rosenberg, based on a story by Zbyszewski

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on November 12

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, violence and language

Running Time: 93 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Big Red One

Logline: A grizzled Sarge leads his 1st Infantry Division squad from the landings in North Africa, to D-Day, to an extermination camp in Czechoslovakia. A reconstruction of Sam Fuller’s 1980 World War II drama, with 45 minutes of footage cut from the film before its initial release

Featuring: Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin

Director: Samuel Fuller

Writer: Samuel Fuller

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on November 12

MPAA Rating: R for war violence and some language

Running Time: 158 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Bright Future

Logline: Two young men who work in an oshibori plant bond based on their uncontrollable rage. In Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Jô Odagiri, Takashi Sasano, Marumi Shiraishi

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 92 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Falling Angels

Logline: Set against the backdrop of the 1960’s, free love, the Cold War, and the dawn of feminism, three sisters come of age in a wildly dysfunctional family

Featuring: Kristin Adams, Monté Gagné, Katharine Isabelle, Callum Keith Rennie, Miranda Richardson

Director: Scott Smith

Writer: Esta Spalding, based on the novel by Barbara Gowdy

Distributor: Film Movement

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Finding Neverland

Logline: The friendship between a married writer and a widow with four children leads to the creation of one of fiction’s most popular characters, Peter Pan

Featuring: Julie Christie, Johnny Depp, Kelly Macdonald, Radha Mitchell, Nick Roud, Kate Winslet

Director: Marc Forster

Writer: David Magee, based on the play “The Man Who Was Peter Pan” by Allan Knee

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: Top ten markets on November 12

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Kinsey

Logline: The life of Alfred Kinsey, the pioneer of human sexuality research whose landmark studies on the sexual behaviors of the common man rocked a nation

Featuring: Tim Curry, Timothy Hutton, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Liam Neeson, Chris O’Donnell, Oliver Platt, Peter Sarsgaard

Director: Bill Condon

Writer: Bill Condon

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Major markets on November 12

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive sexual content, including some graphic images and descriptions

Running Time: 124 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Le Petite Lili

Logline: An idealistic young filmmaker rebels against his mother and her guests, while multiple intrigues of lust and power play out behind the scenes. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Ludivine Sagnier, Robinson Stévenin

Director: Claude Miller

Writers: Julien Boivent and Claude Miller, based on “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov

Distributor: First Run Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Angelica Film Center in New York City on November 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 94 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Noel

Logline: The lives of several New Yorkers are forever changed on one Christmas Eve

Featuring: Alan Arkin, Penelope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, Marcus Thomas, Paul Walker

Director: Chazz Palminteri

Writer: David Hubbard

Distributor: Convex Group

Opening Week Release Pattern: Five markets on November 12

MPAA Rating: PG for sensuality, thematic material and some language

Running Time: 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Seed of Chucky

Logline: When production starts on a movie detailing the urban legend of his parents’ lethal exploits, a possessed doll heads for Hollywood, where he brings his bloodthirsty parents back from the dead

Featuring: Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, Hannah Spearritt, Redman, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Don Mancini

Writer: Don Mancini

Distributor: Focus Features

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on November 12

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence/gore, sexual content and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Way Off Broadway

Logline: Five New Yorkers take a crash course in life as they explore the dynamics of conflict concerning love, sex, failure and betrayal

Featuring: Morena Baccarin, Brad Beyer, Jarrod Bunch, Jordan Gelber, Forbes March

Director: Daniel Kay

Writer: Daniel Kay

Distributor: Small Planet Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 87 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Who Killed Bambi?

Logline: A beautiful nursing student, starting her internship at a prestigious hospital. teams with one of the doctors when patients mysteriously start to dissappear from their rooms. In French with English subtitles

Featuring: Yasmine Belmadi, Catherine Jacob. Laurent Lucas, Michèle Moretti, Sophie Quinton

Director: Gilles Marchand

Writers: Vincent Dietschy and Gilles Marchand

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on November 12

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 126 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Stereo

Expanding today

Bear Cub: Opens at the Cinema Latino in New York City

Being Julia: Opens at the Arbor Cinemas in Austin, the Aventura 24 in Aventura FL, the Shadowood Square 16 in Boca Raton FL, the Vinegar Hill Cinemas in Charlottesville VA, the Delray 18 Cinemas in Delray Beach FL, the Crown Glen 10 in Glenview IL, the Village Square 18 in Las Vegas, the South Beach 18 and Sunset Place 24 in Miami, Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, the Manor 4 in Pittsburgh, the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Santa Cruz CA, the Sunrise 11 in Sunrise FL and the Mayfair Mall 18 in Wauwatosa WI (14 additional locations)

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi: Opens at the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose

Bright Leaves: Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills

The Brown Bunny: Opens at Guild Cinema in Albuquerque

Callas Forever: Opens at the Sunrise Cinemas in Sunrise FL

Cowboys and Angels: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut: Opens at the Alamo Drafthouse North in Austin and the Manor Theatre in Charlotte NC

The Five Obstructions: Opens at the UICA Theatre in Grand Rapids and the Real Arts Ways Cinemas in Harford

Go Further: Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II in Berkeley, Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Cambridge MA, the Avalon Theatre in Corvallis OR, the Bijou Theatre in Eugene OR, the Cinema 21 in Portland OR, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael CA and Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle

Goodbye, Dragon Inn: Opens at the Bijou Theatre in Chattanooga

The Manson Family: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Dever and the Clinton Street Cinema in Portland OR

P.S.: Opens at the Suncoast 16 Theatres in Las Vegas, the Ritz 5 Movies in Philadelphia, the El Con 20 Theatre in Tucson and the Ritz Sixteen Movies in Voorhees NJ

Primer: Opens at the Variety Theatre in Ashland OR, Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre in Denver, Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit, the Downtown West 8 in Knoxville, the Green Hills 16 in Nashville, the Riverside 12 in Reno NV and the Channelside 9 in Tampa

Proteus: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego

Red Lights: Opens at the Little Theatre in Rochester NY, the Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City and the Wilton Town Hall Theatre in Wilton NH

Sex is Comedy: Opens at Landmark’s NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles

Stander: Opens at the Rialto Theatre in Bozeman MT

Strayed: Opens at the N & S Cinemas 6 in Daytona Beach FL

Tarnation: Opens at the Charles Theare in Baltimore, the Gateway Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, the South Beach Theatre in Miami and Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC

Testosterone: Opens at the Plaza Lefont Cinemas in Atlanta, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the Sunrise Cinemas at Old Hyde in Tampa

What the Bleep Do We Know?: Opens at the Circle Cinema Theatre in Tulsa OK

Friday, November 19, 2004

Bad Education

Logline: Two old school friends, one a filmmaker, the other an aspiring actor and writer, exorcise their Catholic school demons as they work together on a movie about their younger days

Featuring: Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez-Cacho, Fele Martínez, Gael García Bernal

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Writers: Pedro Almodóvar

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on November 19

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Logline: After landing the man of her dreams, Bridget is still torn between her boyfriend and her former boss

Featuring: Jacinda Barrett, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Renee Zellweger

Director: Beeban Kidron

Writer: Andrew Davies and Helen Fielding, based on Fielding’s novel

Distributor: Universal

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on November 19

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Fear and Trembling

Logline: A young Belgian woman takes a job as a translator for a huge Tokyo corporation. In French and Japanese with English subtitles

Featuring: Bison Katayama, Yasunari Kondo, Taro Suwa, Sylvie Testud, Kaori Tsuji

Director: Alain Corneau

Writer: Alain Corneau, based on the book “Stupeur et tremblements” by Amélie Nothomb

Distributor: Cinema Guild

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City on November 19

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 107 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.66:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

National Treasure

Logline: An adventurer teams with a curator at the National Archives to stop a group of fortune hunters from stealing the Declaration of Independence, which may have a map to a hidden treasure encoded on it

Featuring: Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, Christopher Plummer, Jon Voight

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Marianne Wibberley & Cormac Wibberley, from a story by Jim Kouf

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3000 plus locations release on November 19

MPAA Rating: PG for action violence and some scary images

Running Time: 125 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic (2.40:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Logline: SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune’s stolen crown

Featuring the voices of: Alec Baldwin, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, David Hasselhoff, Scarlett Johansson, James Earl Jones, Tom Kenny, Jeffrey Tambor

Directors: Sherm Cohen and Stephen Hillenburg

Writers: Derek Drymon & Tim Hill & Stephen Hillenburg & Kent Osborne & Aaron Springer & Paul Tibbett, based on the television series created by Hillenburg

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on November 19

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild crude humor

Running Time: 82 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding today

Bear Cub: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena

Being Julia: Opens at the Century 14 Cinemas and Rio 24 Cinemas in Albuquerque, the Century 16 Cinemas in Anchorage, the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, the Siegen Village 10 Cinemas in Baton Rouge, the Bonita Springs 12 Cinemas in Bonita Springs FL, the Boynton Beach Movies in Boynton Beach FL, the Nickelodeon Theatre in Burlington VT, the Beverly 12 Cinemas in Champaign IL, the Esquire Cinemas in Cincinnati, the Avalon Cinema in Corvallis OR, the Avon Theatre in Decatur IL, the Varsity Theatre in Des Moines IA, the County Theatre in Doylestown PA, the Pocono Films in East Stroudsburg PA, the Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene OR, the Bell Tower 20 Cinemas in Fort Myers FL, the Modern Art Museum Theatre in Fort Worth TX, the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg PA, the Galleria Ten Cinemas in Hoover AL, the Madison Square 12 Cinemas in Huntsville AL, the Castleton Square 3 Cinemas in Indianapolis, the Downtown West 8 Cinemas in Knoxville TN, the Market Street Cinemas in Little Rock, the Hilldale Twin in Madison WI, the Osio Plaza Theatre in Monterey CA, the Green Hills Commons 16 in Nashville TN, Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans, the Nickelodeon 5 Cinemas in North Falmouth MA, the Tilton 9 Theatre in Northfield NJ, the Music Hall Theatre in Portsmouth NH, the Avon Theatre in Providence RI, the Riverside 12 Cinemas in Reno NV, the Little Cinemas in Rochester NY, the Angelika Film Center in Sacramento, the Fiesta 16 Cinemas in San Antonio, the Jean Cocteau Cinemas in Santa Fe, the Rialto Lakeside Cinemas in Santa Rosa CA, the Camelview Plaza 5 Cinemas in Scottsdale, the Catalina 6 Cinemas and Elcon 20 Cinemas in Tucson, the Southroads 20 Cinemas in Tulsa OK, the City Center Cinemas in Vancouver WA, the Columbus Movies 12 in Virginia Beach, the Indian River 24 in Vero Beach FL and the Winter Park Village 20 in Winter Park FL (46 additional locations)

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi: Opens at the New Art Cinema in Provincetown NY and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Bright Leaves: Opens at the Manor Theatre in Charlotte, the Carolina Theatre in Durham and the Colony Theatre in Raleigh

The Brown Bunny: Opens at the Wexner Center in Columbus OH

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones: Opens at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia SC, the Angelika Film Center and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston, the Times Cinema in Milwaukee and the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City

Go Further: Opens at the Village East Cinemas in New York City and Landmark’s Ken Cinemas in San Diego

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster: Opens at Landmark’s Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans

P.S.: Opens at the Riverside 12 Cinemas in Reno NV and the Broadway Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City

Primer: Opens at the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota FL

Red Lights: Opens at the Enzian Theater in Maitland FL

Sex is Comedy: Opens at Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington DC

Stander: Opens at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR

Tarnation: Opens at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinemas in Atlanta, Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis and the Loft Cinema in Tucson

Testosterone: Opens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and the Angelika Film Center in Houston

For MPAA Ratings, Release Dates Changes and Estimated Screen Counts for films scheduled for release between November 2004 and May 2007, please visit the second section of The Early Report.

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